Peggy A.  Richardson

Peggy A. Richardson

Thursday, February 11th, 1926 - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Peggy Ann Richardson of Delevan, NY passed away July 8, 2020 at the Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville at the age of 94.

She was born on February 11, 1926 in Buffalo, NY to Alyse (Thomas) and Bert Eggert. She graduated Cum Laude from Albany State University and received her Master's Degree from Geneseo State College.

Peggy taught English and French in the Cherry Creek school district before becoming a librarian at the Delevan-Machias K-12 school. When that school merged with Arcade Central, Mrs. Richardson became the first high-school librarian at the Pioneer Central School District. After her retirement from Pioneer, she became the director of the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library until the age of 80. Peggy was a member of the Delevan United Methodist Church, the American Federation of Teachers and the University of Albany alumni association. She participated in the K.S. Society as well as "HER" Bridge Club for many years. Peggy enjoyed card games, reading, puzzles, the arts, and traveling.

Peggy is survived by her children: Philip (Beverly) Richardson of Houston, TX, Wendy (Kate O'Brien) Richardson of North Carolina and Renee (Gary) Hanley of Delevan; her beloved grandchildren: Kelly, Kevin, Kathy, Amos, Micah, Sonya, Ande, and Margaret and many other cherished great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Keith Richardson who she married on July 9, 1949 in Delevan; her step-daughter, Rebecca Bingham; her siblings: Marjorie Pingrey and Thomas Eggert.

There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Free Library, 28 School St., Delevan, NY 14042. Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104 and Betrand Chaffee Hospital, 224 East Main Street, Springville, NY 14141 for memorial donations.
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    Delevan Cemetery
    DELEVAN, NY 14042
There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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Jim Yansick

Posted at 11:22pm
My condolences to Peggy’s family. “Mrs. Richardson” as I always knew her was a favorite of mine in the new Pioneer HS. Somehow I managed to get a job helping repair books in the library and had many fun times with your mom and Mavis Smith. Mrs. R definitely cared for her students and pushed us to think and live life with an inquiring mind.

Donna Miller

Posted at 06:38pm
A wonderful interesting and smart woman. I’m sorry I didn’t see her more. Library when I was in pioneer school she was super! Love to you Mrs. Richardson.
Godspeed Dear! ❤️

Barbara Pierce

Posted at 11:28am
I will miss my dear friend Peggy. She was a big part of my life in Delevan. My fondest memory is of Peggy teaching 7 girl friends, including me, how to play bridge. She did it so well that we all enjoyed it and never felt we had to take it seriously. We met for 20 plus years every other week for bridge and for catching up on each other’s lives. This brilliant woman always knew what cards each of us held and could easily discuss the play two weeks later. She loved her family, books, and her friends. She taught us more than bridge and we all benefitted from that on many levels. Thanks, Dear Peggy. You will be missed! Barb Pierce

Pat Losey

Posted at 05:52pm
To a very special aunt. Always enjoyed being with u. Holidays were always special times. Great memories.had by all. Miss & 💘 u

Linda Andrews

Posted at 01:22pm
My thoughts are with Philip and his sisters. I remember their mother as the school librarian at DMCS: the quizzes she gave us on the Dewey Decimal System and her relentless pursuit of anyone chewing gum in the library, but also her recommendations of books. If I have a reverence for books and libraries today, I owe much of it to Mrs. Richardson.

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